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A tale of two offenses

by on July 29, 2008 · 6 comments

Which one will show up tonight? The Cards’ offense has recently exploded for ten runs on Saturday versus the Mets (albeit in extra time) and for twelve last night versus the Braves (albeit versus a rookie, stop-gap starter).  Last night they were even without their slugging centerfielder, Rick Ankiel.  That could be an ongoing absence, [...]

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Note:  Preprogrammed thread written prior to Friday night’s game – so this does not take into account any further bullpen implosions. Assume no trades are made – make any assumptions you like with players already in the organization.  Set your ideal pitching staff for the rest of the season. Mine is like this: SP Chris [...]

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Help Wanted: Closer

by on July 25, 2008 · 6 comments

I don’t know for sure, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see that sign hanging outside of Busch Stadium today. I’m going to be brief, for fear that I will let loose an expletive-filled tirade about the Cards’ failure to finish games in this series, but there’s no doubt those four games were painful. They [...]

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With the trade deadline fast approaching, and every post I write seemingly spouting off about “why can’t we trade this minor-leaguer for an All-Star?”, I thought it appropriate to get some information from a better source.  Erik from Future Redbirds was gracious enough to take the time to answer some (admittedly) off-the-cuff questions about the [...]

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Now, before everyone attacks me about this being a rebuilding year and the Cards shouldn’t be giving up propects for rentals, don’t sell the farm, they’re in this position because Walt Jocketty mortgaged the future for now, etc., please listen. It doesn’t have to be a big move.  I’m not talking about shipping out Colby [...]

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If nothing else, some of these Cardinal rookies are really piling up frequent flier mileage shuttling back and forth between Memphis and St Louis. A cursory glance of the Cards’ transactions this season shows the following trips: Kelvin Jimenez has been optioned and recalled three times.  His fourth trip to Memphis this year is just [...]

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Before I get too far in, I will preface this post by saying these things: I am not a huge Chris Duncan fan.  I think he is a minus on defense (in the outfield – he doesn’t get enough innings at 1B to make that a reason why he’s on the club).  I can’t stand [...]

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Lohse-and-behold

by on July 18, 2008 · 0 comments

Can we get Kyle Lohse All-Star recognition retroactively? What else does he have to do? Lohse outdueled San Diego ace Jake Peavy last night by going seven innings on 107 pitches. He gave up two runs, one with a rocky start in the first inning and one on former Cardinal farm hand Edgar Gonzalez‘ home [...]

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This is your consumption level while watching Cardinals games, innings 1-8: This is your consumption level while watching Ryan Franklin pitch the ninth inning: Any questions?

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So apparently I picked a bad year to completely ignore the All-Star festivities. Josh Hamilton belted 28 home runs in his first round of the Home Run Derby Monday night. Last night was more drama, as the American League beat the Nationals (yet again) 4-3, in what some are already calling the “greatest All-Star game [...]

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